The RS Feva is a great boat for teenagers either to start sailing or as a progression from Optimists, it is also of a size that a family pairing is also suitable. As a two-person boat it provides companionship and with its assymetric spinnaker both helm and crew have to work as a team.
With PE3 construction the Feva is virtually maintenance-free and is extremely durable.
There is a large fleet of Fevas at Papercourt and the Club has six Fevas that are available for rental. Within the Club we have past Feva National Champion and open meeting winners. Ad hoc training sessions are organised at the Club. In the summer Wednesday evening free sailing is very popular for Feva sailors. The RS Feva has international status for racing and the RS Association organises squad training and open meetings.
RS Feva Nationals 2015
The RS Feva national championships were held at Rutland Water Sailing Club over 29-31 May in challenging conditions from 5 knots to more than 25 knots. At times
it really didn’t feel like summer was almost here with lots of heavy rain and little
sunshine for the 89 boats competing.
Papercourt member and regular youth trainer Jake Hardman sailing with Iain Bird took a fantastic 2nd place overall. Papercourt members and youth trainers Alice Handley and Zoe James scored a 7th in their best race to finish 22nd overall, whilst Chris James and James Hall counted a best result of 15th to end up 36th, with both teams highly competitive in a top notch Gold fleet. All of these sailors started out sailing Oppies on Saturday mornings at Papercourt.
RS Feva World Championships 2015
Following their 2nd place in the Nationals Jake and Iain have gone on to win the Feva World Championships held in Travemunde, Germany, from 20-24th July. They were competing in a fleet of more than 160 boats from nearly 20 different countries.
The week gave a real mix of conditions from the minimum 4 knots for racing to windier days providing gusts of 20 knots. Jake and Iain didn’t disappoint in the qualifying series, taking 1st place counting a perfect score of five wins. After a 6th and 7th, followed by a 1st and 2nd on the first two days of the final series they stood 2nd overall, going into the final day only two points behind the leaders and three ahead of 3rd/4th. After two nail biting races in a building breeze of more than 15 knots, a 5th and an amazing 1st in the last was enough to give the boys overall victory and be crowned RS Feva World Champions.